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3,142 37,149 Hi (again)
by Lumberlegs
Feb 3, 2023 21:34:59 GMT -5
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by rockjunquie
Jan 29, 2023 17:56:28 GMT -5

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Rock tumbling discussion topics including rotary or vibe methods, recipes, grits, cleanup, etc. Get help from world class rock tumbling experts

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by pebblesky
Feb 4, 2023 2:31:08 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Tumbling Photos - 1 Viewing

Show off your latest batch of tumbles, or post photos of all things related to rock tumbling

3,977 54,358 latest vibe batch with Palos Verdes rocks
by ashley
Feb 4, 2023 1:28:31 GMT -5
No New Posts Creating Cabochons - 3 Viewing

All things related to creating cabochons, including photos of your latest masterpieces, works in progress, or requests for advice

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11,923 160,995 Graveyard Point Plume and Nydegger Plume Doublet Cabochons
by jasoninsd
Feb 4, 2023 3:42:53 GMT -5
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5,085 64,773 Some recent ones.
by ashley
Feb 4, 2023 1:41:49 GMT -5
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1,051 14,797 Another amulet lookin thing
by ashley
Feb 4, 2023 0:59:43 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Carving

Discussions and photos related to the carving of rocks including tools, methods, materials, and outcomes

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363 5,075 Anyone using a Grizzly G9228 flex shaft grinder for lapidary
by Rockoonz
Jan 29, 2023 13:05:48 GMT -5
No New Posts Special Creations (intarsia, glass, metal, etc.)

Show off your special projects, or finished pieces you created using alternative methods or materials, as you expand your creativity beyond simple lapidary

1,675 25,263 First shots at Intarsia
by parfive
Feb 3, 2023 17:52:35 GMT -5
No New Posts Faceting, Gem Cutting, and Gemstones

Discussions and photos related to gemstones and faceting including specimens, tools, methods, materials, and outcomes

117 1,652 Graves Index wheels? 96 tooth that will fit a Mk1?
by rads
Jan 20, 2023 8:41:24 GMT -5
No New Posts Sphere Making - 1 Viewing

Discussion and photos of all things related to the art of sphere making, including techniques, equipment, and showing off your finished specimens

168 2,848 Drying grind/polish pads
by callmerob
Jan 20, 2023 15:29:31 GMT -5

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No New Posts Rock Sciences, Articles and Information

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Sub-boards: Rock and Mineral Identification, Geology 101, Archaeology and Artifacts, Paleontology and Fossils, Astronomy, Impacts, Physics

750 5,626 Slab saws & dinosaurs . . both tough to come by in the East
by parfive
Feb 4, 2023 2:42:01 GMT -5
No New Posts General Rocks Board - 2 Viewing

All things rock related that don't really seem to fit into a specific category.

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13,740 149,942 Rockhound Resource website
by susand24224
Feb 3, 2023 15:19:37 GMT -5
No New Posts Cutting Rocks - Slabs and Saws

We want to see your rock slabs, fresh off the saw. Saws, blades, maintenance, refurbishing, or just cutting rocks in general

6,355 65,732 Nevada Blue Wood
by RWA3006
Feb 3, 2023 15:16:25 GMT -5
No New Posts Lapidary Equipment - 3 Viewing

Equipment related discussions including repairs, maintenance, refurbishing vintage equipment, or show us your home made equipment projects


2,186 26,494 DIY flat lap
by Rockoonz
Feb 3, 2023 22:43:46 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Specimens and Themed Threads - 1 Viewing

Show us your rock specimens that are destined for a display case, or take part in our shared theme threads such as the very popular Thunderegg Thursdays, and Coprolite. Start one of your own and lets see if it grows.

3,586 44,728 mohs theme...daza gneiss,,,
by hummingbirdstones
Feb 3, 2023 21:08:48 GMT -5
No New Posts Fossils and Artifacts - 5 Viewing

Discussions and photos of all things related to fossils and ancient human artifacts

1,201 13,269 Maryland girl finds Christmas Day megalodon tooth.
by geoff59
Jan 12, 2023 19:28:27 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Identification Help - 2 Viewing

Post photos and ask questions to get help identifying your unknown rocks and specimens

3,247 27,207 What is this blue material?
by susand24224
Feb 3, 2023 1:39:08 GMT -5

Member Community Pages

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A place for posting all of those pictures that don't quite fit into any of the other categories - vacations, puppies, etc.

9,972 137,373 A little trip to Heuberg
by liveoak
Jan 10, 2023 8:12:02 GMT -5
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803 28,438 *~ OPEN ~* Cab Contest, FEB 2023 Theme: Hearts of course!
by jasoninsd
Feb 2, 2023 16:34:55 GMT -5
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Organize a rockhounding trip, request location information, advertise a show, or post your trip report with lots of pictures for us to enjoy

2,929 34,865 Where to Rockhound near Kingman, AZ in Early March
by therockapprentice
Feb 3, 2023 18:58:56 GMT -5
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1,382 11,596 Etsy's unreasonable demand is the final straw for me
by silverstallion
Jan 30, 2023 15:13:40 GMT -5
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3,661 31,448 pre-view for this weeks album
by roy
Feb 2, 2023 11:53:51 GMT -5
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Lighthearted discussions about topics related to life in general and all other non-polarizing subjects.

12,402 175,002 Silly Stuff
by jasoninsd
Feb 4, 2023 4:01:36 GMT -5


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